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Satan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout - Spring House Brewing Company

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 34
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This stout is smooth, dark, full-bodied, and satisfyingly rich. This brew is aged on fresh peppermint leaves and dark Wilbur Chocolate, giving this stout a powerful aroma and pronounced mint chocolate chip flavor.

(Beer added by: thain709 on 10-05-2011)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%

Growler courtesy of yourefragile.

Served in an Alvinne mini snifter. Pours near black with a in light tan head and a collar throughout. The nose is loaded with mint. A touch of chocolate. Reminds me of the green Girl Scout cookies. More chocolate comes through in the flavor. Medium body with a spicy peppermint finish. Pretty good.

Thorpe429, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

acurtis, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Texasfan549, May 14, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

kjkinsey, May 14, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Knapp85, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Solid black pour with a small tan head. Obvious aroma of mint, along with some dark chocolaty malts. More of this in the taste, chocolaty malts and mint, reminiscent of a peppermint patty or Andes candy. And that's it, pretty much...delivered what was promised. Body was about medium, not quite as full or robust as an ideal stout should be, slight alcohol presence. Overall, a tasty treat that I don't mind indulging in when I get the chance.

Mint seems to be a love/hate beer ingredient with most people. Personally I don't mind it if it's done right, and I think Spring House does a pretty good job with it.

Rifugium, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

I had this on-tap at the brewpub in Lancaster. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a layer of smooth tan head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Smells a lot like a thin mint. Wintergreen and dark chocolate with a pleasant sweetness.

Taste: Not as much mint as there is in the smell. Roasty dark chocolate is quite apparent. The mint lingers through the finish along with the roast.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Several beers from this brewery have smelled fantastic and then tasted ok. The flavor of this one was a bit weird. I'd probably pass in the future, but really glad I tried it.

oline73, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Growler shared by of yourefragile; thanks Michael.

a - Pours a pitcj black color with light carbonation evident and one inch of tan head.

s - Smells exactly like a York peppermint patty. Tons of peppermint, sweet milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Some may think it has too much peppermint in the nose but loving York's, I thought it was awesome. I'm guessing it's exactly what they were going for.

t - Tastes of peppermint, chocolate, roasted malts, cream, vanilla. Lots of mint again here; unfortunately it doesn't seem to transfer as well in the taste as it did in the nose, as it seemed to have a little bit of a weird aftertaste to me.

m - Thin body and low carbonation. A bit watery mouthfeel to it, and a bit too thing for me.

o - Overall a very interesting beer I'd like to have again. I thought the nose was awesome and spot on, though the tast and mouthfeel were lacking. Would like to visit and try this on tap.

mdfb79, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +3.4%

oriolesfan4, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

On tap at the Spring House Taproom.

A quickly receding light tan head with thick rings of lace settles on a dark chocolate, opaque body. Aroma is liquified Andes mint. No reason to think about/decompose the nose further. As with Big Gruesome, let this warm up before tasting. Body has a robust roast malt body with hints of ground coffee and stronger dark chocolate notes before holy peppermint. Liquified Andes/York/whatever you want to call it. Not overly sweet, more refreshing and crisp, but geez, this is nearly too much for me not being a fan of those chocolates. I'll give this credit for what it is, but while I'd recommend Big Gruesome to nearly anyone to try once, I can imagine this being a massive no-fly zone for many.

yourefragile, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of orangesol
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Served on-tap at the Tasting room.

A - Pours jet black with a light cascade of two finger tall off-white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of, you guessed it, peppermint, and lots of it. There are other flavors like chocolate and dark roasted malts but the peppermint is extreamly strong and overpowers most of the other flavors.

T - Starts off with a HUGE dose of peppermint and never really goes away throughout the entire glass. As the peppermint dies down a bit you get hints of chocolate and the dark roasted malt core but then the peppermint comes back and pushes them back into the shadows. The finish is a mix of spicy peppermint and even more peppermint. It is really that much peppermint.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty, minty, feel that lingers LONG after consumption. Peppermint burbs over an hour later? Yup.

O - This one is spot on. It has a little too much peppermint in the taste but it isn't really a big deal. It really does taste like they just took a box of thin mints, crushed them, and threw them into the keg.

orangesol, Nov 08, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

I believe this brew has been officially named "Satan's Bake Sale" since this is now bottled and labeled and not just a draft/growler only offering. From a bomber into a tumbler, the brew appears a dark brown to black color. A big frothy brown head surges atop with thick patchy lace sticking on the glass. The head maintains throughout the duration with a light swirl reviving.

The smell of mint jumps right out the gate with roast and bitter chocolate. A touch of herbal to veggie aspect of hops is present overtop almost a nutty grain element at times. This brew smells almost cooling at times like menthol. As it warms up, it gets a sweet cocoa to brownie batter elemet about it that was hidden before.

The taste is minty with a bitter chocolate grain backing. This is very similar to a york peopermint patty candy but in liquid form. A mild fruity alcohol ester is present that breaks up the mint and chocolate. Focusing on the mint aspect, this gets cooling like menthol. The roast is somewhat nutty and earthy towards the finish.

This is a surprisingly light bodied brew with a high level of carbonation. My only gripe here is just how light this feels. Not a gusher but its lively and very frothy, pour carefully. Overall a nice arrangement and worth a try. I'm not crazy about mint but people who are will probably love this. It is very accurate to relate this beer to york peopermint patties, chocolate mint ice cream or andes mints...but in beer form.

stakem, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of akorsak
3.83/5  rDev -1%

At the taproom.

A: Black as night, the same deep hue as Planet Bean, Big Gruesome, Kerplunk and every other Spring House stout. An off-white head laced in a few spots.

S: Peppermint patty, liquified, with alcohol thrown in for good measure. This one'll clear up your sinuses. Chocolate, deep roasted stout scents, are present too. But the peppermint is really, really tough to overlook.

T: The stout body, well-roasted and thick, makes an initial appearance up front, a reminder of what lurks. The stout, though, is no match for the peppermint that quickly follows. This is in-your-face peppermint, a York peppermint patty pureed into liquid form. It lasts, providing interesting hiccups the whole way home. I'll throw my vote behind Braaaiins! over this one.

M: Imagine a pepper mated with a mint in some type of forbidding Dr. Moreau island lab. Drink it up, feel the burn.

akorsak, Oct 22, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is dark brown, nearing black. Small beige head. The aroma brings mint chocolate chip ice cream, Andes candies. Flavor follows suit, with some lingering roast and chocolate. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Decent beer.

Huhzubendah, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

rolltide8425, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of ShanePB
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Served on-tap at Spring House Taproom. My girlfriend and I were both really looking forward to trying this one, as part of an awesome line-up they had last night. Poured into a 10 ounce miniature pint glass.

A: Black body with some dark brown hues at the top of the glass. A dark tan head topped the beer but it faded almost instantly. Really no lace or retention, other than a thin ring that eventually died out.

S: Wow, loads of pure peppermint and dark, roasted chocolate malts. There's also a very pure chocolate flavor, like a bakers chocolate coming through with some little notes of vanilla and pine. Very sweet smelling, in a way, but really intoxicating. That's simply awesome.

T: Well it's like the nose but the translation isn't as great. It's still good don't get me wrong. My first impression was that this tasted like a liquid form of a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie. Tons of peppermint and chocolate combined together, with a slight sweet vanilla and coffee element towards the back end. The lingering finish is just mint leaves through and through. Not bad, but the peppermint is overwhelming to the point where it gets sickening after a while.

M: Carbonation is on the lower end, giving this one a nice body. As it warmed it did seem like it thinned out a bit, but nothing detrimental. Slick and oily on the palate.

This was interesting. I couldn't enjoy more than a 10 ounce pour of this at any given time, simply due to the over-the-top peppermint aspect of it. But, that's what the beer is! I mean really, if you're a mint and chocolate fan, obviously check this one out.

ShanePB, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Lare453, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of aasher
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

aasher, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

IPAchris, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ZEB89, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

1445th Review on BA
Growler to CBS Snifter

Thanks to Troy2352 for this one

App- Inky black pour which I can say was a VERY dark brown. Big highlights make this look very dense in the middle. 1st pour was a good 1-1/2 finger head that was light brown. No dotted cling, but 1st pour impression was good.

Smell- Well I liken it more to a creamy mint ice cream. A little sweet, a little thin, a little chocolate and a bit cloying. I dig the shit out of the aroma with a good malty backbone from the stout profile. A little boozy which is good. Brings it all together.

Taste- Well for what it is, its pretty tasty. It has the mint going for it, but its a bit thin. The overall flavors of the beer meld well together with the mint, chocolate, malts and booze, but its got a weird twinge to it from I think a grainular feel that makes it a bit semi-cohesive.

Mouth- A bit of a thin light medium body with a thin medium carbonation. Needs a bit more behind it with a bit more of a thin mint flavor, minus the grain cookie feel.

Drink- Pretty damn tasty, The growler leaked a bit in transit but really didnt see a lot of suffering on my side with it. Tasty beer, just needs more behind it to tie it all together.

FosterJM, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a nearly pitch black color with a bit of tan foam on the surface of the brew. The head fades quite fast, leaving a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer was big of chocolate smells with a good deal of roasted malt. Along with these aromas are some sweet vanilla and caramel smells as well as a bit of a raisin and cherry smell. A very heavy amount of mint is there as well giving it an overall minty dark sweet chocolate smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet chocolate flavor mixed with lots of roasted malt. A good level of vanilla and caramel sweetness are present from the start, with just some lighter amount of mint. While the mint is lighter at the start, it really grows quite intense as the flavor advances, melding very well with the sweet chocolate flavors of the brew. The roasted flavors of the taste dwindle a bit at the end, but are replaced by more sweet chocolate. With the transitions of flavors that occur throughout the taste, one is left with a nice sweet mint chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is medium in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the lighter side. A slightly thicker and creamier body may have been a bit better for the mint chocolate flavors of the brew, but even with that said the lower carbonation was quite nice, and overall the mouthfeel of the brew was good.

Overall – This is a fantastic dessert beer. It tastes just like a mint chocolate bar. While not one I would want every day, for a sweeter dessert style beer, this one is fantastic.

Darkmagus82, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BMart, Dec 19, 2012
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Satan's Bake Sale Mint Chocolate Chip Stout from Spring House Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.